Monthly Archives: April 2017

Late April cold spells and the Easter Snowstorm of 1908

Easter in 1908 fell late, so the snow that fell over much of southern England must have come as a big surprise on the Easter Sunday on the 19th of April (fig 1). The following week was intensely cold for … Continue reading

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Extreme Easters since 1772 in Central England

The Met Office beat me to a story about extreme Easters of the past, but undaunted, and without the masses of climate data they have at their disposal, I pressed on with a bit of research of my own. Because … Continue reading

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Last 30 days second warmest since 1772

A fascinating battle is going on at the moment in the climate statistics of Central England temperatures, well at least it is for people who have the time to notice these things. In the last 30 day period (the 10th of … Continue reading

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3rd mildest March since 1659

The Met Office finally got there act together today, and fixed their web service and updated their CET web page with the latest data. As expected, March 2017 was a very mild month, and when the temperatures were finally confirmed … Continue reading

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